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Comment Re:"Adult conversation next year?" (Score 1) 367

Actually the Burglars Association simply agreed heartily with the FBI proposal saying it would ensure increased revenue streams for its members as they increasingly move to online crime with much higher profits. There will also be fewer problems with Local Law Enforcement as they won't be seen out of doors with inappropriate tools or guns. We see a safer and brighter future for our members.

Comment Re:NEVER give out your passwords (Score 1) 276

Slightly harder to set up but possibly easier in the long run...

Have a burner iCloud (assuming iPhone) account set up with appropriate dummy gmail accounts subscribed to some innocuous mailing lists. Have that available as a "backup" for your phone.

When you need to cross the border, backup your phone, restore from the burner iCloud account. If you need to hand out your password don't worry about it. Nothing there to look at.

After the border just restore from your actual iCloud.

Comment Re:Locking out open source hardware (Score 1) 440

If you have a consulting firm you can get an EV. Yes about $1000/year.

Yes it is on a token so it can't be easily shared or stolen. Or if stolen you'll be aware of the fact so you can have it cancelled and get a replacement.

You can login to the token once and then have automated builds that run signtool against it repeatedly. It is still painful as the request/answer from the token is slow, takes a second or two extra to sign anything. So if you are doing multiple signing during your build it will slow down.

It is possible to arrange ssh access (cygwin) into a dedicated windows 10 server that can then doing signing with signtool from the token. So it can be shared to that extent.

Comment Re: Cars Are Not More Expensive--BS!!! (Score 1) 622

The best comparison is by comparing wages. Circa 1970 entry level job wages where in the sub $1 range. Certainly much less than 20% or current minimum wages.

To summarize.... average buying power is probably at least doubled, that gets you a car that has far lower operating costs, is much safer, has many more amenities, and lasts anywhere from 2-5 times as long.

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 299

The concept doesn't HAVE to change, it just will change.

There won't be any requirement for you to only use services. You will be able to purchase and operate your own autonomous vehicles. It just that most people will realize that it is (maybe) a lot cheaper to subscribe for services than to own your own.

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